The city of Fort Wayne says it will distribute nearly $400,000 to seven nonprofits to help in the fight against COVID-19. The recipients include organizations that serve low-income residents throughout the city.

The city’s Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services was recently awarded a $1.2 million Community Development Block Grant to help with COVID-19 relief.

The organizations receiving funding include: 

  • Wellspring – $48,569 for the expansion of Food Bank and Wellspring on Wheels. 
  • Amani Family Services – $106,811 to aid in immigrant/refugee COVID-19 Relief. 
  • YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne – $131,544 to aid in childcare relief. 
  • Healthier Moms & Babies – $41,085 for the Prenatal Home Visitation Program. 
  • The League for the Blind & Disabled – $20,000 for the Community Living Program. T
  • Health Visions Midwest – $25,000 for the Community Outreach & Virtual Programs. 
  • Community Transportation Network – $25,000 to expand the specialized transportation program in an effort to better respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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